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“Daaaa-Da”, those two notes, live in history as the sound of an underwater villain fast approaching. In the historic words of Chief Martin Brody, “We’re gonna need a bigger boat!”

JAWS is a movie, I have long adored. It was always on TV in the Summer and for some reason, it would without fail come on the night before we would be heading to the beach and I would inevitably be drawn into watching it.

It is a classic of cinema, how can you pass it by when it is on? But, that would mean that by the time we got the beach, the thought of swimming in water past a depth of 3 feet, was not something I could do for the first few days.

I have never had the chance to see JAWS on the big screen. They have re-released it for the Summer and so Mr. Michie took me to see it last night for my birthday. We just had a good old fashioned Summer-time birthday party, just the two of us. We got a couple of cheeseburgers and a coke for dinner and then munched on popcorn in the theater.

Seeing it on the big screen was incredible, even though I knew what was coming, I still jumped. We had a few first timers in there as well and there was a scream here and there, it was funny. It was a fun way to start off the birthday weekend celebrations. Then we came home and feasted on french silk pie.

That is what I was using my lovely jar of fluff for. I made a few recipe changes, but it was absolutely delicious! I even had a piece of pie for breakfast this morning. It doesn’t get much better than that!

They Say its Your Birthday…

They say its your Birthday! Its My Birthday TOOOOO!

Today is my Birthday and I am so excited! Mr. Michie and I have made a French Silk Pie as my birthday cake of choice (that is what the gorgeous Fluff was used for, it was a new recipe I was trying out).

Tonight, Mr. Michie has an evening of FUN planned to start the Birthday Weekend off with a BANG!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

A Vintage Day Out

On Saturday, Mr. Michie took me down to Southbank to the Vintage Fair.  We had so much fun, it was like stepping through the looking glass, but instead of ending up in Wonderland, I ended up in the fabulous 1940’s & 50’s.

I didn’t know where to look first, there were amazing stands everywhere. Selling everything from fashion to furniture, to home wares, to accessories. I found a few little surprises and some things to tuck away for Christmas.

There was a stand where you could get your make-up done as a pin-up girl and another stand where you could have your hair pinned up in any decade’s style. There were some stunning looking hairdos walking out of that stand. I was so tempted, but I knew Mr. Michie had been a good sport long enough. So off we headed to walk down by the river and stroll into Covent Garden where a certain French cafe beckoned us to tea on a deliciously sunny afternoon.

P.S. Goose Girl & Foxy came too, go to their blog to read about their adventures….

The Color Of..

Via the Swiss Miss blog, I found this fantastic site: The Color Of… type in anything that takes your fancy and it generates a beautifully minimal artistic palette of “the color of” it.

I love how this challenges our preconceptions about color. I typed in some words expecting it to generate particular colors but the results were not always what I expected. Go over and check this site out, it is just FUN!

Here are a few of my Color Palettes:

Sunny Sunday Surprises

This weekend the weather was extremely gloomy on Saturday, but extremely SUNNY on Sunday. Mr. Michie had been away on a school trip for Friday night and most of Saturday, so Sunday became our “weekend”.

He woke me up early and told me to get ready he was taking me out. Off we went in the golden sunshine to the train station and waited for a train to take us into central London.

We had so much fun, wandering around. I saw the latest goodies in Anthropologie, but I was very good and left without letting anything jump into my hands. I wasn’t so good however when I went to Cath Kidston, they were having a clothing sale and I never never look at her clothes, but I did on Sunday and a beautiful skirt, jumped into my hands.

Then, Mr. Michie took me to Topshop to look at their jewelery stands. One of my favourite places to hunt for unique pieces and this little lady jumped into his hands and was purchased for me:

Isn’t she sweet, I wore her this week on a Spring green Boden jacket that I have and she was just a piece of happiness on my blazer all day!

The Royal Standard of England

We had a lovely weekend with our guest and decided to finish it off with a trip out to a Country Pub this afternoon. On the recommendation of a good friend we visited The Royal Standard in Forty Green. It is the oldest freehouse in England.

We got there early, parked the car and took an ambling walk through the Chilterns. Taking in the beginning of Spring popping up in the fields while working up quite an appetite, before we headed to the Pub. You could not have asked for a nicer day. The sun was shining, there was a breeze softly blowing about and the delicious smell of earth was in the air.

The food at the Pub was heavenly. I had a Yorkshire Pudding that I think was as big as my head, with creamy mashed potatoes, steamed veggies and roast beef. Others at the table had the Sunday Roast as well and Mr. Michie got the Sausage and Mash, which was delectable. I know, because I stole a bite.

And, this little fellow watched over us as we ate, which made me smile! A wonderful end to an enjoyable weekend.

(All images by Mr. & Mrs. Michie)

Have A Heart

I love these heart garlands that I found on “How About Orange“! They are a great way to use up fabric scraps, an easy sewing project for a beginner and a simple yet effective way to create something beautiful for your home.

A fabric stiffener is used to keep these hearts a fluttering. I looked in my local fabric store this weekend for a fabric stiffener, but they were out. I thought about trying starch but considering I live in a very damp little part of the world, I don’t think that is such a good idea.

Alas, I will just have to wait till they get more in stock. In the mean time I can dream of what fabric I will use and how pretty they will look strung along the mantle or on the bannister going up the stairs, or in my cottage window…

For the How-To go here.